SureStart sessions back again

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SureStart Shantallow will offer public information sessions at both the Northside and Centra (Galliagh) Shopping Centres on Wednesday August 31 (9 am to 5pm).

Attending SureStart staff will inform parents on the benefits of participating in the project. Parents will also be able to enrol on the day.

Volunteers who are, or have themselves been, ‘SureStart Parents’ will be available to talk with parents in relation to how they and their children benefitted from SureStart programmes.

Programmes such as antenatal group, bumps and babies, baby massage, amazing babies, me and mine, parent and toddlers, developmental programme for 2-3 year olds, talking tots, messy play, cook it, the nurturing programme, personal development, fit and well mums and yoga are on offer from RCD Carnhill, St Brigid’s Hall and Shantallow Family Centre, and crèche facilities may be available.

In addition expectant mums now enjoy aqua-natal classes with the SureStart midwife in Templemore Sports Complex; fathers, grandfathers and male carers bring their young children along to Me da and me on Friday mornings; parents who have difficulty getting their young children into a good sleep routine may benefit from the sleepy heads course; Tune into Tots will provide information on issues such as fussy eaters and temper tantrums; while Play and Discover provides focused sessions for parents and children with specific needs.

For further information telephone: 02871352522 or 02871356110.